Introduction: Useless Machine

 Another useless machine.

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knotatypo (author)2016-03-08

Updated link:

http://www.5thelephant.com/useless_machine.htm

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knotatypo (author)2010-03-28

After taking a look at the options for an instructable I decided to just put everything on a web page.  Kinda funny that this editor (for comments) underlines instructable as being misspelled.
 
Images and all CAD files are here:

www.5thelephant.com/useless.htm

Enjoy

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Kim B.S (author)knotatypo2016-03-08

I know it is a long time since but do you stile have the plans for this. The site is down.

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knotatypo (author)Kim B.S2016-03-08

Sorry, must have renamed the page for some reason:

http://www.5thelephant.com/useless_machine.htm

Chris

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ursabigbear (author)2012-01-10

OM EFFIN G!!! pointless? useless? No sir!! Not at all!! Beautiful craftsmanship... and it turns the switch off!!! Knotty you rock!!!

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rocketsurgery (author)2010-03-23

Not useless at all... certainly a talking point... and maybe an analogy for something deep... anyway... fantastic idea... would love to see more!

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lemonie (author)2010-03-20

Did you make it?

L

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knotatypo (author)lemonie2010-03-21

 Yes, started with the IC circuit but scrapped that in favor of the simpler limit switch circuit. And of course you've got to have your polished brass, LEDs...

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lemonie (author)knotatypo2010-03-21

Can you add some more? people would like the details (myself included)

L

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knotatypo (author)lemonie2010-03-23

 Went thru several iterations. Sorting out which drawings and which parts of them are relevant (like gluing labels on ants while wearing mittens)...

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me (author)2010-03-22

it maybe useless, but it looks really good, I like the steampunk touch to it

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Bongmaster (author)2010-03-20

i just love how pointless it is XD

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